Less Tabs  

Less Tabs. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as LessTabs, Less Tabs ads, ads by Less Tabs | Type: Adware

What is Less Tabs?

Less Tabs is a potentially unwanted program, which can get inside PC's system without a clear permission asked. After that, it may start showing annoying pop-up ads and may also initiate other unwanted activities, so there is no wonder why many security experts have started to call this program as 'adware'. Of course, you can download it in a regular way and install it manually just like any other software, but we know that you should think twice before doing so. That's because of previously mentioned activities. Besides, beware that Less Tabs may appear on your computer without your permission asked. In fact, we keep receiving tens of reports about surprising discovery of this browser add-on. That's because it has been actively spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware.

If it has already hijacked your computer, you should know that you should try to remove it without wasting your time. We say so because LessTabs virus may initiate lots of unwanted activities on your computer. It may start displaying banners, search boxes, pop-up ads and in-text ads when you are visiting such websites as Wikipedia, YouTube and similar places. In addition to Less Tabs ads, this program may also turn your browsing sessions into annoying routine because it may start redirecting you to its affiliate websites. In most of the cases, these sites seek to increase their page rank or sales, so you should be very careful when visiting them. Besides, it seems that similarly to other adwares this program may start tracking your browsing on the web and may collect various data, which is related to it. This can be stopped using the only method - uninstalling this software. If you haven't installed Less Tabs manually, you should remove it from your PC without wasting you time. This can be does using SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware.  


Less Tabs is mostly promoted via unfair distribution methods that are known as bundling. Typically, it can be downloaded from its official website or it may enter computers as any other adware - in a bundle with freeware and shareware. If you want to prevent its infiltration, you should choose Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and then keep an eye on every installation window of the software. In addition, you should uncheck all suspicious checkmarks that claim that you want to install 'optional components', such as various browser add-ons, extensions, plugins, toolbars, etc. As soon as this program gets on its target machine, it starts its annoying behavior, which is based on constant pop-up ads that say “powered by Less Tabs”. While most of these ads are not dangerous and they can be easily ignored, you should remove LessTabs if you haven't installed it manually.


In order to get rid of Less Tabs ads, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware or use a guide below and fix each of your web browsers manually. 

You can remove Less Tabs automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual Less Tabs Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Less Tabs and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall Less Tabs and related programs
  • Here, look for Less Tabs or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Less Tabs or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Less Tabs from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Less Tabs and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Less Tabs removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Less Tabs and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Less Tabs removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Less Tabs and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Less Tabs removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Less Tabs or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Less Tabs removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Less Tabs removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Less Tabs registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Less Tabs

Map reveals the prevalence of Less Tabs. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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